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    Arimidex dose

    What's the recommended Arimidex dose for a 750mg a week test E cycle only. 1mg EOD? Realizing labs will needed to truly monitor/adjust.

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    I'd start lower and titrate up.
    Like 0,25mg EOD f.ex.

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    What was your dosage on previous cycles?

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    I see you are 5' 10 288lbs and say you are 19 %bf you should post a pic so we can better advise you.

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    Thanks for the responses all. Need some better pics but just took and attached one. B/F is guestimate based on my last BodPod of 26% at 320lbs pre-lifting/training. I should get an updated Pod to be precise.

    This is only my second cycle. I'm 47 and started HRT therapy a year back with andro gel which wasn't worth the effort, then did a conservative cycle of 400MG inj test e/p blend with 50mg Winstrol for 6 weeks (only cause I got pharm test and Winny via a script). Now starting 750mg Test E with Winstrol again for the first 6 weeks of a 12 wk cycle. Thanks again- appreciate everyone's time and feedback.

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    You're big but not less than 25% although it's difficult to see with arms and fur covering you up.

    Again, what ai dosage did you use on your first cycle?

    Why do you feel the need to up your test by 50%?

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    I ran 0.5 Adex EOD with 400mg Test and it was dialed right.

    Thanks for your patience and advice since I'm new. Here's a better pic of progress over the last two years. I completed the 500 test cycle at the end of these pics and it didn't seem to do enough to be worth the effort. All the other progress was natural the first year then HRT gel second year with mainly crossfit 2x per week with added weight training 2x per week.

    I was about 288 in the first pic, same weight I am now. The pics only go back 2 years but I started cutting at blimp size- 325lbs 5 years ago using mainly keto. I know I need dialed more on diet and weight-loss ... just started working with a pro in my area to make better progress.

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    If 0.5mg EOD worked in the past....try that dose again. If possible get blood work done and then adjust accordingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01dragonslayer View Post
    If 0.5mg EOD worked in the past....try that dose again. If possible get blood work done and then adjust accordingly.
    Yes. Don't use 1mg eod unless you have blood work to show. I know armidex is the most used and we'll known ai, but stay on top of it. I hate it. It is brutal on lipids. That isn't so bad on its own, but with the anabolics added to the mix, make sure you're using proper supplements to go along with it. The sides you don't see or feel are the ones that'll hurt you in the end.

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    FWIW you shouldn't need to up your dose. FWIW also, I doubt you are less than 30% bodyfat (possibly 35%) so I wouldn't condone cycling at all. Highly likely you will need a higher dose of an AI because at your level of fat it's highly likely you have a much higher level of aromatase naturally.

    You should seriously consider naturally dropping at least 30lbs of fat before you consider cycling again. If you do choose to cycle blood work should be an absolute must for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaseH View Post
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    I completed the 500 test cycle at the end of these pics and it didn't seem to do enough to be worth the effort.

    If 500 mgs of test did not help then you have to blame exercise and nutrition. More drugs are not the answer. Fine tune those two aspects and no doubt you can make great results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Back In Black View Post
    FWIW you shouldn't need to up your dose. FWIW also, I doubt you are less than 30% bodyfat (possibly 35%) so I wouldn't condone cycling at all. Highly likely you will need a higher dose of an AI because at your level of fat it's highly likely you have a much higher level of aromatase naturally.

    You should seriously consider naturally dropping at least 30lbs of fat before you consider cycling again. If you do choose to cycle blood work should be an absolute must for you.
    Thanks for everyone's help. Solid advice on the losing weight. I'm fat and working on it but disagree on the >25 or 30% BF. Only because I got a bodpod b4 I started lifting and it came in at 26%, and I was 325lbs at the time. I've had them done in the past too and once the Doc ran me twice cause he thought it should be higher. Anyway, I have another POD scheduled after the University comes back from Spring break. I agree though, your visual analysis and advice is solid and appreciated.

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    I think I was being very generous at 25%

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    You can disagree all you like. But here is the deal, if you were 26% at 325lbs and lost over 40lbs fat (assuming you have gained lean tissue in this time too) then you, like most others, are massively underestimating how fat you are.

    325 x 26% = 81lbs fat

    So, if you lost half that fat you would be around 13% bodyfat according to you/your bod pod. But sorry, you/your bod pod are way out. Look at the chart and see what you really think you are.

    Still, your a grown man you will do what you choose to do. But I agree with kel, if your first cycle gave you little reward it a result of any of the following

    Bunk gear
    Bunk diet
    Bunk training
    Being too fat to see the muscle building results

    Best of luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaseH View Post

    Thanks for everyone's help. Solid advice on the losing weight. I'm fat and working on it but disagree on the >25 or 30% BF. Only because I got a bodpod b4 I started lifting and it came in at 26%, and I was 325lbs at the time. I've had them done in the past too and once the Doc ran me twice cause he thought it should be higher. Anyway, I have another POD scheduled after the University comes back from Spring break. I agree though, your visual analysis and advice is solid and appreciated.
    No sir, those did pods and dexas are notoriously off,

    Not poking fun, your easily 30 to 35 if not more

    You also made a big mistake cycling at that bf, not for estrogen and such, which is also bad, but the cholesterol. Get that checked

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    It may sound like these ppl are being hard on you but they are being factual..you did make lean mass gains and some fat loss in your pics congrats for that and I like that you had the balls to post photos..most talk but won't post anything..kel is right you can do anything on 500 mg of test cut bulk recomp it's all about your diet and training work on these things get yourself to a good point we're you feel it's impossible to gain anymore then up your trt dose or run a blast ..we're here to help ask questions post and more importantly read..educate yourself on diet because imo it's 75 percent of the battle if not more..good luck!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KINGKONG View Post
    It may sound like these ppl are being hard on you but they are being factual..you did make lean mass gains and some fat loss in your pics congrats for that and I like that you had the balls to post photos..most talk but won't post anything..kel is right you can do anything on 500 mg of test cut bulk recomp it's all about your diet and training work on these things get yourself to a good point we're you feel it's impossible to gain anymore then up your trt dose or run a blast ..we're here to help ask questions post and more importantly read..educate yourself on diet because imo it's 75 percent of the battle if not more..good luck!!
    I'm not defensive at all btw, all great feedback, and appreciated, that's why I posted. Thanks all.

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    You are one big mofo when you diet down you will look great bro.Looks like you got some serious mass good luck.

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    I dose 300mg 2x week test e and started my arimidex at .25mg eod was having some issues and uppes the dose to .50 e3d now i feel better and water and bloat has subsided it really all depends on you and your body and how you respond, as it was stated before start low .25mg eod and work up if you're having issues.... at your bf% though I'd say you jumped the gun a bit on starting your cycle should have cut more bf first honestly and that dosage of test is high as fuck mine at 600 is unnecessary honestly i should be at 500mg and would be getting the same results. 2nd cycle you still can make some good gains and can easily get those gains on a lower dose of test with the right nutrition and workouts. Just my opinion though

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    My rule of thumb for any bf% measurement is to always add 3-5% on top of the results to have a more accurate idea if where i am and i can usually gauge where i am by looking in the mirror

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Cabeza View Post
    I dose 300mg 2x week test e and started my arimidex at .25mg eod was having some issues and uppes the dose to .50 e3d now i feel better and water and bloat has subsided it really all depends on you and your body and how you respond, as it was stated before start low .25mg eod and work up if you're having issues.... at your bf% though I'd say you jumped the gun a bit on starting your cycle should have cut more bf first honestly and that dosage of test is high as fuck mine at 600 is unnecessary honestly i should be at 500mg and would be getting the same results. 2nd cycle you still can make some good gains and can easily get those gains on a lower dose of test with the right nutrition and workouts. Just my opinion though
    I felt no different at 400 to 500 to 600 on my cycle, all I noticed was more sides at 600, and felt shittier at 600 than 400.

    I think first cycle 400 is fine for 170lbs and under, and 500 for 170lb to 200lb, and 600 for 210lb to 240lb

    These as just numbers out my ads based on what I felt at 400mg to 600mg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couchlockd View Post
    I felt no different at 400 to 500 to 600 on my cycle, all I noticed was more sides at 600, and felt shittier at 600 than 400.

    I think first cycle 400 is fine for 170lbs and under, and 500 for 170lb to 200lb, and 600 for 210lb to 240lb

    These as just numbers out my ads based on what I felt at 400mg to 600mg.
    Honestly i only did 600 because my test e is 300mg per ml and its faster to just draw a ml than trying to get the .8 or whatever lol plus if by the off chance my shit is underdosed I'd be getting probably closer to what i need anyway...i made that last part up its just honestly me being lazy and not wanting to be super precise with the measurement, you know that extra few seconds lmao

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Cabeza View Post

    Honestly i only did 600 because my test e is 300mg per ml and its faster to just draw a ml than trying to get the .8 or whatever lol plus if by the off chance my shit is underdosed I'd be getting probably closer to what i need anyway...i made that last part up its just honestly me being lazy and not wanting to be super precise with the measurement, you know that extra few seconds lmao
    .83332 ml....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couchlockd View Post
    .83332 ml....
    Too much math ....

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    Those 300mg/ml vials are often a bit underdosed, I'd keep pinning 1ml straight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bizzarro View Post
    Those 300mg/ml vials are often a bit underdosed, I'd keep pinning 1ml straight.
    Yeah that's the plan. Mid cycle labs coming up in a couple weeks, hoping for some impressive numbers

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    I wouldn't do more than .25 start small.. see how it goes. And adjust

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocToxin8 View Post
    I'd start lower and titrate up.
    Like 0,25mg EOD f.ex.

    Agreed, I would start low and only bump up if needed. I think people use way to high of dosages with AI's.

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